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SkyWest, Inc. Reports Combined August 2015 Traffic for SkyWest Airlines and ExpressJet Airlines

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ST. GEORGE, Utah, Sept. 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- SkyWest, Inc., (NASDAQ: SKYW) ("SkyWest") today reported 180,436 block hours in August 2015, compared to 202,508 block hours in August 2014, a decrease of 22,072, or 10.9%.  The net decrease was consistent with SkyWest's fleet transition plan to improve the mix of aircraft in its fleet by adding new dual class aircraft to its fleet, while reducing its 50-seat and 30-seat aircraft.

The year-over-year net change included approximately 10,400 additional block hours from its additional 76-seat E175 aircraft and a decrease of approximately 31,000 block hours from fewer 50-seat jet (CRJ200s and ERJ135s/145s) and 30-seat turboprop (EMB-120) aircraft. 

In August 2015, SkyWest's dual class aircraft (CRJ700s, CRJ900s and E175s) represented approximately 39% of SkyWest's total block hour production for the month compared to approximately 30% for the month of August 2014.       

SkyWest reported 1,411,622 block hours for year-to-date August 2015, compared to 1,532,566 block hours through August 2014, a decrease of 120,944, or 7.9%.  This net change included approximately 67,000 additional block hours from SkyWest's 76-seat E175 aircraft and a decrease of approximately 181,500 block hours from fewer 50-seat jet (CRJ200s and ERJ135s/145s) and 30-seat turboprop (EMB-120) aircraft.  

SkyWest had 107,724 departures in August 2015 compared to 121,887 in August 2014, a decrease of 14,163, or 11.6%.  SkyWest generated 3.19 billion available seat miles (ASMs) for August 2015, compared to 3.43 billion ASMs for August 2014, or a 7.2% decrease. Additional flight statistics for August, including passengers enplaned, revenue passenger miles, and passenger load factors, are included in the accompanying table.

SKYWEST, INC. AUGUST FLIGHT STATISTICS


Block Hour Summary:








Month

Month

Month

YTD

YTD

YTD

By Fleet:

August 2015

August 2014

% Change

August 2015

August 2014

% Change

     CRJ200

57,077

64,301

(11.2)

452,835

489,033

(  7.4)

     CRJ700

39,337

40,269

(  2.3)

298,814

308,991

(  3.3)

     CRJ900

18,032

18,343

(  1.7)

140,453

136,837

2.6

     ERJ135/145

52,864

68,364

(22.7)

434,423

523,621

(17.0)

     E175

13,126

2,773

373.3

72,773

5,699

   1,000+

     EMB-120

-

8,458

(100.0)

12,324

68,385

(82.0)

Total Block Hours

180,436

202,508

(10.9)

1,411,622

1,532,566

(  7.9)









Month

Month

Month

YTD

YTD

YTD

By Airline:

August 2015

August 2014

% Change

August 2015

August 2014

% Change

     SkyWest Airlines

95,795

95,683

0.10

717,243

709,163

1.1

     ExpressJet Airlines

84,641

106,825

(20.8)

694,379

823,403

(15.7)

Total Block Hours

180,436

202,508

(10.9)

1,411,622

1,532,566

(  7.9)















Other Flight Statistics:








Month

Month

Month

YTD

YTD

YTD


August 2015

August 2014

% Change

August 2015

August 2014

% Change

Departures

107,724

121,887

(11.6)

835,425

919,477

( 9.1 )

Available Seat Miles

3,185,369,526

3,431,434,342

( 7.2 )

24,264,573,759

25,638,979,583

( 5.4 )

Revenue Passenger Miles

2,666,670,171

2,877,979,381

( 7.3 )

20,086,374,790

21,253,031,122

( 5.5 )

Passengers

5,056,084

5,394,888

( 6.3 )

38,095,133

39,877,647

( 4.5 )

Load Factor

83.7

83.9

(0.2) pts

82.8

82.9

(0.1) pts

 

About SkyWest

SkyWest, Inc. was named on Forbes 'America's Best Employers 2015' list and was Air Transport World's Regional Airline of the Year in 2014. SkyWest, Inc. is the holding company for two scheduled passenger airline operations and an aircraft leasing company and is headquartered in St. George, Utah. SkyWest's airline companies provide commercial air service in cities across the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean with more than 3,500 scheduled daily flights. SkyWest Airlines operates through partnerships with United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, US Airways, American Airlines and Alaska Airlines. ExpressJet Airlines operates through partnerships with United Airlines, Delta Air Lines and American Airlines. SkyWest continues to set the standard for excellence in the regional industry with unmatched value for customers, shareholders and its nearly 20,000 employees. This press release and additional information regarding SkyWest can be accessed at inc.skywest.com.

 

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SOURCE SkyWest, Inc.

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